U.K. shale gas E&P shares fall after fracking moratorium

first_imgU.K. shale gas E&P shares fall after fracking moratorium FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Shares in British shale gas explorers fell on Monday morning after the government announced at the weekend that it is imposing a moratorium on fracking.On Saturday, the government said that the gas extraction technique risked causing too much disruption to local communities through earth tremors.Fracking, which involves extracting gas from rocks by breaking them up with water and chemicals at high pressure, is fiercely opposed by environmentalists who say it is at odds with Britain’s commitment to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050.The government had previously signalled its support for the shale gas industry as it seeks ways to cut Britain’s reliance on imports of natural gas that is used to heat about 80% of Britain’s homes.IGas (IGAS.L) shares tumbled by as much as 20%, while shares in Egdon Resources (EGRE.L) fell by 14%.Leading shale gas explorer Cuadrilla is 47.4% owned by Australia’s AJ Lucas (AJL.AX) with a fund managed by Riverstone holding 45.2%. Shares in AJ Lucas were down 24%.“Cuadrilla will continue to work with the OGA (regulator) to provide the government with the confidence to lift the moratorium so the significant high-quality natural gas resources in the Bowland Basin can be commercialised,” said AJ Lucas Chairman Phil Arnall.IGas said it has a “significant recoverable gas resource” at in the Gainsborough Trough in eastern England.It estimates there is 630 billion cubic feet of gas in place per square mile. If applied to its entire acreage in the East Midlands, this would equate to 270 trillion cubic feet of high quality natural gas.More: UK shale gas explorers’ shares fall on fracking moratoriumlast_img read more

What to do after paying off a debt

first_imgDepending on whether you’ve got hundreds or thousands of dollars in credit card debt, paying it off can feel like a huge accomplishment or just like paying a bill. If you use your credit card regularly (for the rewards of course), paying it off at the end of the month may not be an activity you think much about. But if you’ve amassed a giant pile of debt, paying it off can feel like a huge weight off your back. But don’t just appreciate the accomplishment and forget about it. It’s time to be proactive! Here are some steps you should take after paying off a debt…Step back and take a gander: Slowly paying on your debt each month is something to be proud of. It’s not easy, but you made it to the finish line. In order to make that happen, you probably had a budget in place that maximized your debt payments in order to get to this point. But you don’t have payments to make anymore. Now it’s time to look over your budget again and figure out what needs to be changed. Maybe you had to cut back in some areas that made money feel tight while you’re working on that debt. Maybe you haven’t treated yourself in a while. Either way, fixing your budget so it doesn’t feel so tight can be quite a relief.Save money: When sacrifices have to be made in order to become debt-free, your savings can often be what takes a hit. If things didn’t feel that tight while you were working on your mountain of debt, your best (and easiest) option is to move that cash into your emergency fund. I would rework my direct deposit to send that monthly amount right into my savings account so I wouldn’t even have to think about.Set a goal: Whether you’re thinking about taking a tropical vacation or starting a side hustle, using the money you’ve budgeted for debt payments is an exciting way to transition those funds. Consider opening up another savings account or getting a really big Mason Jar.Stop going into debt: Don’t be the person who pays off a debt and then splurges on something and starts right back on the road you just got off of. Every time you log into your mobile banking app, look at that zero balance and let that happiness keep you from investing in more money woes. 95SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Democratic counties represent 70% of U.S. GDP

first_img– Advertisement – Biden took away half of Trump’s 10 most economically significant counties from 2016, including Maricopa in Arizona, Tarrant in Texas, Duval and Pinellas in Florida and Morris in New Jersey.Blue districts have attracted the expanding segments of the U.S. population and workforce; 34% of their residents are non-white and 36% have at least a bachelor’s degree. Red districts, by comparison, are 15% non-white and 25% have at least a bachelor’s degree, Brookings found. – Advertisement – The problem, Muro suggests, is not only that Democrats and Republicans disagree on issues of culture, identity, and power, but that they represent “radically different” areas of the economy.These differences, if they persist or worsen, could result in partisan gridlock for years to come, the researcher wrote.Democrats represent voters who overwhelmingly live in the nation’s diverse center and thus tend to prioritize housing affordability, better social safety nets, transportation infrastructure and racial justice.On the other hand, Republicans represent the economies of the nation’s struggling small towns and rural areas that see little reason to weigh the needs of urban districts.“If this pattern continues—with one party aiming to confront the challenges at top of mind for a majority of Americans, and the other continuing to stoke the hostility and indignation held by a significant minority—it will be a recipe not only for more gridlock and ineffective governance, but also for economic harm to nearly all people and places,” Muro wrote.“In light of the desperate need for a broad, historic recovery from the economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic, a continuation of the patterns we’ve seen play out over the past decade would be a particularly unsustainable situation for Americans in communities of all sizes,” he added.—Data visualizations by CNBC’s John Schoen Brookings researcher Mark Muro put it this way: “While the election’s outcome has changed, the nation’s political geography remains rigidly divided.”“Blue and red America continue to reflect two very different economies—one oriented todiverse, often college-educated workers in professional and digital services professions and the other whiter, less-educated, and more dependent on ‘traditional’ industries,” he added.To put a point on this economic-geographic divergence, Brookings noted that Biden flipped seven of the nation’s 100-highest-output counties in the 2020 election and further cemented the link between the Democratic party and the nation’s core economic hubs.- Advertisement –center_img The 2020 elections, chaotic and marked by races “too close to call,” have nonetheless reaffirmed that, at least in Washington, the two parties now speak for markedly different segments of the U.S. economy.President Donald Trump carried 2,497 counties across the country that together generate 29% of the American economy, according to a new study by the Brookings Institution. President-elect Joe Biden won 477 counties that together generate 70% of U.S. GDP.- Advertisement – Silhouettes of Former Vice President Joe Biden (L) and President Donald Trump on the campaign trail.Reuters Republicans represent a far greater number of smaller counties with less-educated, more-homogenous workforces that, on average, tend to rely on manufacturing, agriculture and mining.Democrats represent a smaller number of densely populated and diverse metropolitan counties fueled by service-oriented industries like finance, professional services and software.That’s similar to the 2016 results, when Brookings showed that the nearly 2,600 counties Trump won generated 36% of the country’s output versus the 472 counties that Hillary Clinton won that produced 64%.last_img read more

Man City reignited interest in Sergi Roberto

first_imgManchester City have reignited their interest in Sergi Roberto, according to reports, but they may lose Eric Garcia as part of a deal with Barcelona. City have been interested in Barcelona versatility man Roberto for some time. Pep Guardiola gave him his senior debut at Barca a decade ago, and could be eyeing a reunion. Originally a midfielder, Roberto has become a right-back in recent years. It’s a position City could be looking to strengthen, after Joao Cancelo didn’t quite live up to expectations in his first season. According to Diario Sport, City are willing to pay a “high price” for Roberto, whom they prefer to Nelson Semedo, the other right-back Barcelona have spoken to them about. It may not be so straightforward, though. Barcelona also prefers Roberto to Semedo, with both players’ contracts expiring in two years. La Masia graduate Roberto wants to stay at Camp Nou, but if City make an offer, he may have no option. Barcelona need to raise funds and will probably sacrifice one of the right-back duo.Advertisement Barca are keen to renew Roberto’s contract, but Sport claim that City are prepared to offer him higher wages in an effort to convince him to move. To sweeten the deal, City could send Eric Garcia in the opposite direction. Guardiola has shown faith in the young centre-back recently, but with less than a year left on his contract, Garcia is hoping for a return to Catalonia. The 19-year-old spent nine years in Barca’s academy before joining City in 2017. Garcia would like to return to his hometown club, even though City remain hopeful that he will sign an extension. Garcia has made 19 appearances for City this season. Eight of those came after the re-start in June. read also:Man City vs Real Madrid: Europe’s best attack tackle best defence Sport say further talks between Barcelona and City will take place after the conclusion of the Champions League in August. Both clubs are still in the competition and want to avoid any distractions. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Most Overpowered Live Action Disney CharactersWorld’s Most Delicious Foods9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe 10 Most Irresistible Asian ActressesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Showslast_img read more

City of Alpena working to amend marijuana legislation

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich — The City of Alpena has new legislation in the works that places restrictions on the sale and use of marijuana in public places.Mayor Matt Waligora offered some insight into what the new regulations would mean for residents.One ordinance presented at the city council meeting on Monday, prohibits all forms of marijuana consumption in public places, but some city council members brought up valid points about medicinal marijuana.Councilwoman Amber Hess said in the meeting Monday, “When someone is taking medicine, that may mean in pill form. If they’re having an edible, that could mean medicinal or recreational. I don’t feel that it’s our position to say that they can’t consume that in a public place.”The council members took Hess’s point into consideration, and opted to amend the ordinance.Mayor Waligora states, “It’s the way it was written on Monday…we’re having it revised because it encompassed consuming it whatsoever, and we feel it would probably be better if we just banned the open consumption – the things that bother other people in the vicinity and things that normalize it for children, like smoking it or vaping it. But the other forms that there are for medical marijuana, we don’t really want to inhibit people from being able to do that.”Mayor Waligora says things may change in the future, but for now, the laws will stand.The amended legislation will be presented at next week’s city council meeting.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Hess, legislation, Marijuana, Waligora, weedContinue ReadingPrevious Elementary school students learn about marine debrisNext Photo of the Day for Monday, February 25last_img read more

MLB wrap: Brendan McKay was ‘fun to watch’ in debut with Rays

first_img London Series: Five crazy stats from Yankees-Red Sox slugfest MLB trade rumors: Who are 4 relievers Red Sox could pursue? The lefty allowed the one hit, a walk and struck out three in the Rays’ eventual 5-2 win over the Rangers.”It was fun to watch,” Rays manager Kevin Cash said, via ESPN. “Certainly set a pretty high bar for himself. Just the way he carried himself, it was kind of unflappable.” Related News Brendan McKay made one impressive MLB debut Saturday.He nearly had a perfect outing before surrendering a hit in his sixth and final inning. But still the fourth-overall selection in the 2017 draft showed just why the Rays sought him out.center_img The Rays took an early lead with three runs in the second inning and then added two more in the seventh.The Rangers were held scoreless until the final two frames where they brought in their only two runs — on a wild pitch and a ground out.Travis d’Arnaud led Tampa Bay’s offensive efforts going 2 for 3 at the plate with one RBI. Avisail Garcia (2), Willy Adames (1) and Joey Wendle (1) all pitched in RBIs as well.Studs of the NightRenato Núñez led the way for the Orioles, which became the first team in MLB history to have back-to-back shutouts and win by 13-or-more runs in each game. Núñez was 2 for 3 at the plate with two home runs and four RBIs. Andrew Cashner also threw seven innings of three-hit ball to help Baltimore record the victory.Danny Jansen had yet to hit a home run in his own ballpark but he finally came through in a big way. The catcher hit the game-winning homer in the bottom of the ninth at the Rogers Centre to lift Toronto over Kansas City, 7-5.It was a hitter’s day Saturday as the bats continued to fly around the league, even for the struggling Tigers. Miguel Cabrera had three hits and three RBIs to help snap Detroit’s eight-game losing skid with a 7-5 win over Washington.Duds of the NightSeth Lugo had a rough 1 2/3 innings against the Braves. The Mets righty allowed back-to-back home runs in the team’s 5-4 loss. He ended up getting pulled in favor of Brooks Pounders but was ultimately tagged with the loss — his second of the season.Back-to-back jacks on back-to-back pitches. pic.twitter.com/TbJEjQUSqB— MLB (@MLB) June 30, 2019It seems like the hot hitting skipped the White Sox. Chicago needed some offense against the Twins but didn’t get it from James McCann and Zack Collins who both finished 0 for 4 in their 10-3 loss.HighlightsDid you miss the bench-clearing moment in the Cubs-Reds game? We’ve got you covered. Both teams ran onto the diamond after Yasiel Puig was hit by a pitch and madness ensued. Benches clear in 8th inning of Cubs-Reds. pic.twitter.com/hsTVoYP3fX— MLB (@MLB) June 29, 2019It was hard to pick just one of the six total home runs hit in the London Series that pitted famed rivals together, but this two-run dinger by Aaron Judge is a worthy highlight. The Yankees went on to beat the Red Sox 17-13 across the pond.ALL RISE. #LondonSeries pic.twitter.com/Z7Uu5mdTtA— MLB (@MLB) June 29, 2019What’s Next?Yankees (53-28) at Red Sox (44-39), 10 a.m. ET — It seems like you don’t want to miss this series. London has not only provided some entertainment so far but also some early baseball. The first pitch in the next game between the Yankees and Red Sox will pair well with a morning coffee. New York will send Stephen Tarpley (0-0, 6.48 ERA) to the mound while Boston will counter with Eduardo Rodriguez (8-4, 4.87).last_img read more

Conner replaces Bell, shines as Steelers tie Browns in OT

first_imgMaybe they can do it again.Making his first NFL start, James Conner helped Pittsburgh forget that Bell — the team’s disgruntled star running back — isn’t around and may not be back anytime soon.Conner scored two touchdowns, rushed for 135 yards and added 57 more on five catches as the Steelers escaped Sunday with a 21-21 tie against the Cleveland Browns, who ended their 17-game losing streak without winning.Conner was more than an adequate fill-in for Bell, who remains separated from the Steelers in an ugly contract dispute.While his teammates slopped around in the rain at FirstEnergy Stadium, Bell continued his holdout in South Florida as his replacement gave the Steelers hope they’ll be able to withstand not having one of their biggest stars.Conner could be their newest one.The anti-Bell.“I’m so tired of Le’Veon,” Steelers right guard David DeCastro told reporters. “I’m so tired of it. Let’s just worry about the guys that are here. I know you guys have stories to write and what not. I love Le’Veon, but we have to worry about the guys that are here. That’s the only people that matter.”Conner scored on a 4-yard run in the second quarter and added a 22-yarder in the fourth as the Steelers opened a 21-7 lead that appeared safe.However, as Pittsburgh appeared on the verge of putting the Browns away, Conner had his lone blemish on an otherwise stellar day.Running right, Conner got stripped by Browns end Myles Garrett and his fumble led to the Browns quickly scoring two touchdowns in the final 7:32 to force overtime.Cleveland had a chance to win it, but linebacker T.J. Watt added a blocked field goal to his four-sack game by getting a hand on Zane Gonzalez’s 43-yard field-goal attempt with 9 seconds left.Bell’s messy situation cast a shadow over the Steelers all week, bringing a distraction to a team that usually avoids drama. The stand-off could last for a while, and if it does, Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin, his staff and the Steelers have to feel better about what Conner can provide.“He did some really great things,” said superstar receiver Antonio Brown. “He ran well and brought great energy all day. I was excited to see him make some plays, not only in the run game, but in the pass game as well.”On a day when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger struggled throwing three interceptions and fumbling twice, Conner was solid and steady.“Pressure is always there,” said Conner, who survived a cancer scare while he was at Pitt. “You’re either feeling pressure or applying pressure. I was trying to apply the pressure today. There were no nerves or nothing. Just playing football.”It looked that way. Conner patiently looked for running lanes, taking what Cleveland’s defense gave him and never trying to do too much.The 23-year-old finished with 192 total yards, matching Bell’s best game from last season.“I thought he played well,” said Roethlisberger, who struggled from the outset. “Ran hard, caught the ball well. Made plays for us. I’m proud of the way he played for this team.”Conner took it all in stride. Following the game, he casually accepted congratulations while dressing and came across as composed off the field as he was on it.“It is what I expect,” he said of his performance. “It’s the mentality of our offense. We feel like we’re going to run the ball when we want to run the ball so I know the mentality of those guys up front. I knew the lanes were going to be there. I knew today was going to be a good day on the ground, just not enough to win.“I have confidence in myself and the guys in front of me blocking, so it’s what we expect to do.”___For more AP NFL coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (30) celebrates with wide receiver Antonio Brown (84) after Conner scored a 22-yard touchdown during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) CLEVELAND (AP) — The Steelers survived one week without Le’Veon Bell.last_img read more

Girl soccer player challenges gender rules in Argentina

first_imgArgentina’s female players, who will play in a November runoff game for the 2019 World Cup, have struggled financially when their payments were delayed. They also expressed discomfort when Adidas, the brand that sponsors a few members of the national teams of both genders, unveiled the new shirt for the Female America Cup this year with models rather than players.“The biggest lack is that they don’t have younger players. They start playing at age 16, 17 and by then they’ve missed out on a bunch of issues that have to do with understanding the game,” said Ricardo Pinela, president of the Football Association’s Women’s Football Commission.“The important thing is that every club in every corner of the country gives a girl the possibility of joining a female soccer team, to play with other girls, even if it’s just for fun, and from there generate the necessary structure that … sets them on equal standing as the male players”, he argued.After Candelaria’s case became widely publicized, her regional league committed to reviewing the rule in an assembly at the end of the year — leaving her case in limbo until then. CHABAS, Argentina (AP) — At age 7, Candelaria Cabrera goes after the soccer ball with determination. She drives toward her rivals without caring much about getting hurt and deftly manages the bumps on the dirt field. She wears a loose white jersey from Huracan de Chabas, her hometown, located 230 miles (370 kilometers) north of the capital, Buenos Aires. Printed on the back and on her red shorts is a number 4. She uses white boots and shin guards. Her long, copper colored hair tied in a ponytail distinguishes her from the rest of the players. Two months ago, the regional soccer authorities notified Huracan that the team could no longer include Candelaria. She could only play on a girls’ team — which does not exist where Candelaria lives.Noriega took to social media to speak out about her daughter’s case and was surprised to find that she was not the only one. Girls wrote to her saying they were facing the same problem in nearby towns and more distant provinces.Of the 230 regional leagues recognized by the Argentine Football Association, only 68 have women’s teams. This is just one of the many disparities with men’s soccer. The most notable is financial: The best-paid contract in men’s first division is around $3 million a year. In contrast, women who play in their top category receive a travel voucher of $44. “Cande,” as she is known by friends and family, is the only girl playing in a children’s soccer league in the southern party of Santa Fe province, birthplace of stars including Lionel Messi, Gabriel Batistuta and Jorge Valdano. Former Argentine coaches Marcelo Bielsa, Gerardo Martino and Jorge Sampaoli were also born there.But a regional regulation that prohibits mixed-gender teams in children’s categories threatens to take her off the field — a ruling that has helped dramatize the inequality in opportunities for men and women in this soccer-crazed county.“I had to sit down with her and tell her that there are some people who have to make rules in soccer and that these rules do not agree with what she wants,” said Rosana Noriega, Candelaria’s mother. “And, well, we both cried, and she said: ‘The people who make the laws are bad people.’”She was 3 years old when her parents gave her her first ball. They understood that it didn’t make sense to insist she play with dolls, even if there were “comments from other moms that they should not give her male toys because it would encourage her to be a lesbian,” Noriega recalled. In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Candelaria Cabrera, third from right, sits with her teammates before a match against the Alumni soccer team, in Chabas, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo Candelaria Cabrera, center, plays with her soccer teammates against the Alumni Club, in Chabas, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 7-year-old Candelaria Cabrera poses for a portrait holding a soccer ball in Chabas, Argentina.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Candelaria Cabrera plays with a soccer ball in Chabaz, Argentina. “Cande,” as she is known by friends and family, is the only girl playing in a children’s soccer league in the southern part of Argentina’s Santa Fe province, birthplace of stars including Lionel Messi, Gabriel Batistuta and Jorge Valdano. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Candelaria Cabrera poses for a photo with her Huracan soccer club teammates in Chabaz, Argentina. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) While she’s officially now banned, the team has let her keep playing — at least until an opponent objects.Candelaria’s most recent match ended with her team beating rival Alumni de Casilda 7-0.“No one should say that a girl can’t play soccer,” she said.last_img read more

There is no stopping Penn Hills – Indians win WPIAL 5A Title over West Allegheny, 28-18

first_img TERRY “TANK” SMITH celebrates as the Indians claimed the WPIAL 5A Championship. Like us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlFollow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourier PENN HILLS LEGEND—Former Indians player and current NFL star defensive lineman Aaron Donald was at the game, watching his high school team claim the WPIAL 5A Title. Donald plays for the NFL’s Los Angeles Rams. PENN HILLS’ ANTHONY GRIMES THE CELEBRATION—Penn Hills players Dante Cephas, Hollis Mathis and Corey Thomas hold the WPIAL 5A Championship Trophy after defeating West Allegheny, 28-18, at Norwin High School, Nov. 23. (Photos by Courier photographer Will McBride) HOLLIS MATHIS threw three touchdowns and ran for 49 yards on eight carries, as his Penn Hills Indians claimed the WPIAL 5A crown. PENN HILLS’ DEVYN BEST brought the heat—in the form of a smoke bomb—onto the field as he was introduced prior to the contest.last_img read more

Frosh McGowens leads Pitt in win over Colgate

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — The first half of 2018 was one to forget for Pittsburgh basketball. The Panthers went 0-18 in conference play to finish the season with just eight wins, which led to the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings.The second half showed a ton of promise, though, as new head coach Jeff Capel earned win number 10 to close out the calendar year with Saturday’s 68-54 victory over Colgate.“It’s time to flush 2018,” Capel said after the win. “It’s over. . 2018 provided all of us with some really good things but some hard things, some adverse things and some difficult things, but they’re all things, I think, that helped make us stronger.”Now, Pitt will head into ACC play and attempt to snap an 18-game conference losing streak. The final tuneup against the Raiders suggested that they’re capable.Five Pittsburgh players cracked double figures offensively. Freshman guard Trey McGowens led the way with 16 points, with Jared Wilson-Frame (15), Au’Diese Toney (14), Terrell Brown (10) and Xavier Johnson (11) joining him in double figures.Colgate (8-5) got out to a strong start, and led by a point with nearly seven minutes gone by in the first half. A 9-0 Pitt run over the next three minutes, sparked by seven points from Wilson-Frame, ended any hopes of a Raiders upset. Pitt went into the half with a nine-point lead and extended it in the second period.“It was the energy on defense,” Wilson-Frame said. “I think we just needed to have a little bit more energy and focus up and get the job done.”Pitt held the Raiders to a season-low 30-percent shooting. Junior guard Will Rayman led Colgate with 10 points, eight of which came in the first half.BIG PICTUREColgate: Rapolas Ivanauskas, Colgate’s second-leading scorer, was held to just five points. He came into the game averaging a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds per game.“I think their physicality didn’t let him get the ball close to the basket,” Colgate coach Matt Langel said. “He missed a couple early around the basket that if he’s able to get those to go down, maybe it changes what his game could be. He didn’t get the shots we need him to get.”Pitt: Has been inconsistent rebounding all season. On the whole, they have a positive margin, with 466 rebounds for and 413 against entering Saturday, but there have been games where the Panthers struggled on the glass. This was one of those games, as Colgate won the battle of the boards, 50-34, and 25 of those rebounds coming on offense.Capel thought his team’s inability to control the defensive glass held back his team’s transition offense.“If we defensive rebound, then we’re able to get out in transition and that’s where we’re at our best,” he said. “We did a very, very poor job this afternoon of that.”BLOCK PARTYBrown had nine blocks, setting a Pitt program record, besting the previous mark of seven, which had been set 15 times, most recently by Gary McGhee in 2010. Pitt also tied a team record with 13 blocks.Brown was Pitt’s leading shot-blocker a year ago, but had just 16 this season coming into Saturday.“Today, I just had energy,” Brown said. “I felt different. I think that helped. . It’s kind of just a mental thing.”UP NEXTColgate: Starts Patriot League play with a trip to Navy on Jan. 3.Pitt: Has a week off before beginning ACC play by hosting North Carolina on Jan. 5. Pittsburgh’s Trey McGowens (2) goes past Colgate’s Tucker Richardson (15) to dunk during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)last_img read more